edinburgh tourist attractions
In many ways, Edinburgh castle, perhaps the most famous attraction in the city, is best viewed from afar. a walk along prince’s street offers a dramatic view of the ancient building perched atop its steep rock and allows you to imagine the great sieges and battles that have taken place here. if you want to view the interior of the castle, including the regal rooms of the royal palace and the magnificent great hall, then try to time your visit with the sounding of the one o’clock gun. since 1861 it has been fired at the same time every day to let passing ships know the time. just a few doors down along the royal mile you’ll find the camera obscura, which projects a live image of the surrounding streets through a giant periscope. then pay a visit to the eerie greyfriars kirkyard, a burial ground in the old town which houses several notable city residents and also became home to greyfriars bobby, the loyal dog who guarded his owner’s grave for 13 years after the man’s death. on neighbouring chambers street you’ll find the national museum of scotland, a treasure trove of artefacts from natural history, local history and world culture.